Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard on Thursday morning becomes the seventh player to be inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame.
The recent Rangers boss won seven major trophies for Liverpool, including the Champions League, two FA Cups and three League Cups in a 17-year career at Anfield.
Gerrard is the first inductee not to have won the English Premier League trophy having joined Dennis Bergkamp, Frank Lampard, Roy Keane, Eric Cantona, Alan Shearer and Thierry Henry on the list.
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He made 710 appearances for the Reds and captained the side to one of the most memorable Champions League final victories of all time, scoring their first goal as they recovered from 3-0 down to beat AC Milan in Istanbul.
Gerrard has joined former England teammate Lampard, who was honoured on Wednesday as the fifth player to join the Premier League Hall of fame.
On Lampard induction, He said: “As a young lad I remember just wanting to make it into the West Ham team, and looking up to players like Roy Keane, Alan Shearer and Thierry Henry so to be mentioned in the same bracket as them is a real honour.
“I am very proud and thankful for the recognition. The key for me was practice and hard work. I had a talent for arriving and scoring goals. I had done it in all the teams that I played for but to score consistently over that period in the Premier League was mostly down to my hard work and dedication to constantly improve.”
Bergkamp was also added on Wednesday, joining Manchester United duo Keane and Cantona had joined inaugural inductees Henry and Shearer earlier in the week.
They have been selected from a 23-man shortlist based on the most combined votes from the public and a Premier League panel.
The 23-man shortlist for the Premier League Hall of Fame:
Tony Adams, David Beckham, Dennis Bergkamp, Sol Campbell, Eric Cantona, Andrew Cole, Ashley Cole, Didier Drogba, Les Ferdinand, Rio Ferdinand, Robbie Fowler, Steven Gerrard, Roy Keane, Frank Lampard, Matt le Tissier, Michael Owen, Peter Schmeichel, Paul Scholes, John Terry, Robin van Persie, Nemanja Vidic, Patrick Viera, Ian Wright.
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